The Bank: A New Novel
- Author: Bentley Little
- Artist: Elder Lemon Design
- Page Count: 376
- Pub. Date: April 28, 2020
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-740-3
- Status: Forthcoming and shipping SOON!
Stephen King says: "When it comes to horror, nobody does what Bentley Little does. His new one is The Bank. Scary, funny, weird, satiric, fucking surreal... Order a copy before they're gone.""
The Bank: A New Novel
by Bentley Little
Also to be published as an eBook!
About the Book:
"We know who you are! Can your current bank say that? We pride ourselves on providing unparalled service to all of our customers. We're looking forward to banking with YOU!"
In the small town of Montgomery, Arizona, Kyle Decker's book shop is barely breaking even. When a bank opens in the empty storefront next door, he hopes the new establishment will bring in more foot traffic.
Trouble is, nobody has ever heard of The First People's Bank, and the local branch has appeared mysteriously overnight. Their incentives for new customers seem reasonable... at first. But is it a coincidence when Kyle's wife has her identity stolen, and his son receives emails that seem to know his private thoughts? Or when the manager of a competing financial institution dies a gruesome death?
Soon, if people in Montgomery, Arizona, want to buy a new car or home, or if they need a small business loan, they have no choice but to work with The First People's Bank. As The Bank makes increasingly bizarre demands on its customers, it becomes clear the town may be in too deep... and the penalty for an early withdrawal is too terrifying to imagine.
With his latest original novel, Bentley Little's dark, razor-sharp satire takes on the worst practices of our banking industry, and you'll never look at your loan officer the same way again.
Published as a trade hardcover:
• Printed on acid-free paper
• Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Retail price just $25
"When it comes to horror, nobody does what Bentley Little does. His new one is The Bank. Scary, funny, weird, satiric, fucking surreal. Cemetery Dance. Order a copy before they're gone."
— Stephen King
Bentley Little was born in Arizona a month after his mother attended the world premiere of Psycho. He received his BA in Communications and MA in English and Comparative Literature at California State University Fullerton. His Master's thesis was the novel The Revelation, which was later published and won the Bram Stoker Award in 1991. Since then, he has written many more novels and his work has been translated into seven different languages. Several of his novels have been optioned for film. You can see the complete list of his books published by Cemetery Dance Publications on his author page.